Here you will find upcoming heritage, museums, tours, talks and historic events coming up in Essex. along with historic events. It is updated every month.
April 2023 –
KEY DATES –
3rd April – the death of Emma Smith, thought to be first victim Jack the Ripper [https://fortheloveofhistoryhome.wordpress.com/category/jack-the-ripper/]
9th – last beheading tower hill [for more on public executions, head to https://fortheloveofhistoryhome.wordpress.com/2019/11/13/the-london-theatre-of-executions-executions-in-london/]
10th April – White Star Line ship RMS Titanic set off from Southampton on her maiden voyage
13th – The formation of the Royal Air Corp which would eventually becomes the RAF
15th April – after hitting an iceberg in the early hours, RMS Titanic sinks to the bottom of the Atlantic ocean. Only 706 of the 2,240 people on board survived.
23rd April – St. Georges Day – the Patron Saint of England
25th – Anzac Day -a commemoration of the anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli, Turkey on 25 April in 1915.
Friday April 14th & 28th – BEELEIGH ABBEY garden open day – https://www.visitmaldon.co.uk/beeleigh-abbey/
Friday 14th and SAturday 15th April – Archaeology Open Days at the Former Queen Street Bus Depot, COLCHESTER https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/archaeology-open-days-at-the-former-queen-street-bus-depot-tickets-607385064077
Sunday 16th April – COPPED HALL guided tour http://www.coppedhalltrust.org.uk/index.php/22-guided-tours/164-montly-guided-tours
Sunday 16th April – Mystery on Sea walking tour, SOUTHEND ON SEA https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mystery-on-sea-tickets-533686569897?aff=erelexpmlt
Sunday 16th April – HYLANDS ESTATE open day – https://hylandsestate.co.uk/events/category/heritage/list/?tribe_eventcategory%5B0%5D=14
Saturday 29th April – Hunting for Essex Witches through archieves and archeology – ESSEX RECORD OFFICE –https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hunting-for-essex-witches-through-archives-and-archaeology-tickets-514720642297?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse
Saturday 29th April – Monday 1st May – Exaclibur – The Legend of Excalibur, the fabled Sword of Kings, is brought to colourful, vibrant life over three days as Hedingham Castle is transformed into Camelot by the incredible Black Knight Historical. – HEADINGHAM CASTLE https://www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk/eve
Sunday 30 April – The ESSEX FIRE MUSEUM open day https://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/essex-fire-museum